Here’s why I’ve been quiet:

I haven’t written in quite some time; In fact my fingers feel unfamiliar to the keyboard that I used to frequently type on. It happens. Life gets in the way.

Every day, on social media, I see other bloggers and writers excel. I’m in awe of each and every one of them. I bring myself down consistently and I feel as though I’m not going anywhere. My YouTube channelย has took a backseat lately. My blog has been abandoned. I just feel so out of the loop. What is wrong with me?

I feel like I don’t fit in. Most bloggers I know are always on top of things: scheduling tweets, posts planned out and regularly being published, working with amazing brands, creating wonderful content and excelling in their photography skills…I’ve just stopped. I’ve just hit a glass door and I can see everyone else through it doing their thing and making such wonderful progress. Why am I not doing the same?

I don’t believe in myself.

That’s it in a nutshell.

How does one start believing in themselves when they just physically and mentally can’t accept who they are? I don’t know.

I just wanted to let you guys into my head. I just wanted to let you all know that I am still here, I still want to create amazing posts for you guys to read, things just haven’t been great lately. I can only apologise.

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Charlene McElhinney

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13 Comments

  1. May 30, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Honestly, I totally get this feeling. Sometimes life gets in the way but when you realise that you haven’t been blogging as much lately or haven’t done the things you set out to do and you see other people being successful it can make it harder to get back into what you love because you bring yourself down about it. You just need to surround yourself with supportive people, maybe a group of people you can discuss blogging and can motivate you

    Abbie
    overpeachchic.com

  2. May 30, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Life does just get in the way sometimes, and don’t beat yourself up about it, you’re one of the best bloggers I know!!! These things come in swings and roundabouts and I’m sure you’ll be back into it in no time!

  3. May 30, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    There is absolutely no reason to apologize for being human. Everything you just expressed is something every one feels at some point. Heck I have been feeling left out and unsuccessful within the blogging community since the first day I made my blog. You are doing a great job whether you see progress or not. Don’t give up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nikki O.
    herdaringthoughts.blogspot.com

  4. May 30, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Thank you for this very open post. I think its something every blogger can relate to at some point. Take the time you need and be kind to yourself. Treat yourself how you would treat another blogger going through the same thing as too often we are so much harder on ourselves when we should give ourselves a break!

    Lisa
    Lisabritton.blogspot.co.uk

  5. May 30, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    This post is incredible. It honestly resonated with me so much. Looking at other people’s work can be very inspiring, but also very overwhelming.
    We all go through it, but just remember that seeing one amazing blog won’t make your amazing blog any less amazing. Just, please, keep at it. Don’t give up ๐Ÿ˜Šโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

  6. May 31, 2017 / 12:22 am

    I am so proud of you for getting this post out there at the very least even when you weren’t sure about it and we all appreciate you for being honest with us. I’ve been in a blogging slump and I completely know how it feels but I look forward to new content from you lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. May 31, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I hate seeing you upset – I also hate how far away you are from me as if you were just down the road I would be coming round with a hot chocolate and a hug! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    Tab ๐Ÿฆ‹
    http://whattabithaloves.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. May 31, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Everyone has self-doubt at some point… The important thing is to tackle it, you are aware of it and it is a good start.

    To arrive to places we have to wander and wonder. Sometimes we get lost on the way. That is also normal.

    I know that you you probably don’t see this but please try to put things into perspective.

    Best ideas come out of crisisomwnta and need. A change is needed and you’re working through it, it sucks now but it’ll get better.

    Please don’t give up!
    Big hug
    Marivรญ

  9. June 2, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I completely relate to you on this as I’ve been feeling exactly the same! ๐Ÿ˜ข i hope you get your mojo back soon xxx

  10. June 3, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Oh my sweet friend. I’m so sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™ – But you are honestly one of the strongest person I know and I just know that in time, you will see that yourself. You are so incredibly kind, inspiring, motivating and intelligent. A brilliant gem on this planet and I’m so lucky to call you my friend. Shine on you beautiful diamond!

  11. February 22, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Your blog and your writing is amazing in its own way. Sometimes in life we have to take a break from blogging but it doesn’t make you a bad blogger, it makes you human. Always remember that progress also comes at its own rate. Sometimes it takes longer but its still worth it.

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